Mitsubishi builds new MPV in Indonesia

Auto & Audio August 11, 2017 15:03

By The Nation

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) recently staged the world premiere of its new crossover multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) at the 25th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The new model is called XPANDER, and is targeted for Asean markets including Thailand.

As part of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s expanded commitment to Indonesia’s vibrant economy, the Xpander is produced at the company’s new factory in Bekasi Prefecture, West Java Province, with plans for an annual production of 80,000 units. 

The XPANDER will go on sale in Indonesia in a few months, with plans to ship it to ASEAN, and some other markets from early 2018

Said Osamu Masuko, chief executive officer of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation: “The Mitsubishi Xpander is set to expand [the company’s] strong presence in the Indonesian SUV and light commercial vehicle markets further into the booming MPV segments and beyond, throughout the Asean region. We intend to be right at the forefront of this growth by expanding customers’ lives.”

Blending functionality with adventurous SUV spirit, Mitsubishi Motors’ new seven-seater expands the MPVs’ traditional reach to new horizons, featuring ruggedness, roominess, character, convenience, style and function, pledged a company press release.